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4K Moreno Valley SCE Customers Lose Power Due To Equipment Upgrade

The power company blacked out 2,486 addresses in the vicinity of Ramsdell Drive, east of Heacock Street, and 1,653 addresses in an area south of Black Walnut Street at the Moreno Valley Unified School District.

11/08/2014

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Feds Crack Down On Cat-Eye Contacts In LA Area

The U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said in a statement Friday that some of the lenses involved in the crackdown — dubbed “Operation Cat Eyes” — were contaminated with bacteria that can cause blindness.

11/08/2014

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Woman Says Glendale Pharmacist’s Mistake Led To Mother’s Death

“She was very feisty and full of life,” but Katheryn Barton said her mother’s life was cut short, the day after she turned 90, after she was given the wrong prescription medication.

11/07/2014

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Le Tote Allows Fashionistas To Rent Latest Styles Online

LeTote.com is a subscription-based clothing service that allows women to crowd-source their closet by reusing and sharing outfits. The concept is similar to Rent The Runway and similar e-commerce services, but users can buy products they want to keep, at discounted prices.

11/06/2014

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Strife At West Coast Ports Threatens Delivery Of Holiday Goods

Labor strife at major West Coast sea ports is threatening the delivery of holiday goods that consumers expect and retailers need to turn a profit.

11/06/2014

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Groups, Lawmakers Push For Safer Cosmetics

Kirsty King from Mid-City LA is a sales director for an advertising agency, a business where image is everything.

11/05/2014

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A Little Too Lucky? CBS2 Investigates Lottery Retailers Cashing In At Surprising Rates

CBS2 found retailers across Southern California who cashed in tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars in winnings purchased at their stores. It’s not illegal, but experts say some may be defying the odds.

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SoCal Gas Prices Sink Below $3 Mark

Southern California gas prices sunk below $3 a gallon Thursday.

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City Council Committee Asks For Economic Impact Study On Raising Minimum Wage In LA

The City Council continues to explore the idea of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles.

10/28/2014

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Congestion Crisis In Port Of LA May Result In Delays For Holiday Orders

Extensive congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is causing major shipping delays, just in time for the holiday season.

10/27/2014

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Retailers Keep Moving The Christmas Season Up And Some Customers Aren’t Happy

Thanksgiving used to be the unofficial start of the Christmas rush.

10/24/2014

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Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats To Fix Sticky Buckles

Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

10/24/2014

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Van Nuys Boulevard Resurfacing To Close 101 Freeway Ramps This Weekend

A stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks will be resurfaced this weekend, meaning freeway ramp closures and potential traffic delays for motorists.

10/23/2014

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Thousand Oaks Company Fined $25M For Work-At-Home Scheme

A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.

10/22/2014

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Proposition 46’s Medical Malpractice Cap Generates Big Spending

California voters are deciding on an initiative to increase the state’s medical malpractice cap — a campaign that has prompted a fight between doctors and attorneys.

10/22/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

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